Course Title: Manage facility and inventory requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2024

Course Code: OMGT5061C

Course Title: Manage facility and inventory requirements

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT:

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance:

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.

School: 525T Business & Enterprise

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5420 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact: Steven Hansen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5705

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 140

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage a facility and its inventory requirements, in various contexts within the transport and logistics industry.

It includes identifying space, safety and security requirements; developing a documentation system; designing storage zones and evaluating facility utilisation.

This unit generally applies to those who provide leadership of others individually or in teams.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIA5058 Manage facility and inventory requirements


1. Identify space requirements

Performance Criteria:


Organisational medium-term and long-term storage needs are assessed to facilitate planning, in accordance with the enterprise business plan and legislative requirements


Product type, picking frequencies, value, fragility, weight, handling characteristics, quantity and holding periods are assessed to consider type and amount of storage


Facility is assessed to determine stock holding and handling requirements for each inventory item


Volume requirements are calculated to ensure ongoing stock holding needs are met


Total space requirement is calculated and used to formulate a space utilisation plan


2. Identify safety and security requirements

Performance Criteria:


Assessment is made of risks to ensure maximum safety and security for personnel, stock and facilities


Storage handling security and incident/emergency procedures for each class or type of product are identified and documented


Fire prevention and firefighting systems are identified in accordance with building code regulations and storage material requirements


Evacuation plan is developed in accordance with the enterprise safety program


3. Develop and implement documentation system

Performance Criteria:


System for recording and tracing stock location, receival, throughput and despatch is developed and implemented to enable reporting, quality assurance and financial requirements to be met


System for recording communication with carriers, customers and employees is developed and implemented to assess operational effectiveness and to provide data for system improvement


4. Design storage zones

Performance Criteria:


Space requirements and equipment operation are accurately assessed to facilitate warehouse zone planning


Assessment is made of the facility to enable the most effective use of available space


Positioning of storage areas, bays, work stations and the like is undertaken in accordance with planning process data


Provision for maintenance and cleaning is catered for


5. Evaluate facility utilisation

Performance Criteria:


Continual system of review is used involving regular checks to ensure storage areas and systems are functioning at optimum levels


Receiving and despatching systems are assessed to ensure they provide efficient operations


Storage and handling systems are assessed to ensure they provide ease of access and comply with ergonomic principles


Product handling and storage process are assessed to ensure minimisation of product damage, contamination and stock losses


Flexibility of facility layout to meet changing storage and handling requirements is maintained


Appropriate reporting systems are established and used to capture and maintain data to design improved facilities and systems

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

The delivery of this subject will be face to face on-campus. 

The activities will include some elements of lecture style, some research-based and self directed learning. There will be a large part of the activities incorporating role play and scenario based problem solving exercises.

The emphasis will be mainly on interactive learning using online resources written explicitly for this course which is focused on Designing Facilities for Inventory Flow used in Logistics operations.

Teaching Schedule

Design Facility for Inventory Flow TLIA5058
Week / Topic   Topic details  Assessment
WEEK 1    Introduction to Assessments  
    Weekly Schedules / Syllabus
Introduction   Emphasis of course is in-class activities
WEEK 2    What is a DC or Warehouse  
    Purpose of Logistics facilities 
DC Purpose   Where and why is value added
WEEK 3    What is Inventory  
    Proximity to Market
Inventory    Just in Time vs Just n Case
WEEK 4    What goes Where  
    Facility Security & Safety
Facility Design   Desogn for Functionality
WEEK 5    Apply Legislations and regulation into design Assessment Task 1
    Understanding Building Code in class
Planning within Legislation   Purposeful Equipment Selecton Stage 1 Role Play - Facility Design AT1 -  Fire, Safety & Security 
WEEK 6    Meaning of Capacity  
Capacity Planning   Throughput
WEEK 7    Emergency Procedures Assessment Task 1
    Evaluating Food risk and other types in class
Risk and  Emergency Procedures   Evacuation Planning Stage 2 Role Play - Facility Design AT1-  Capacity, Space and Volume Calculations 
WEEK 8    Importance of Product Characteristics   
Product Characteristics & Zoning   Pick Path Design
WEEK 9    Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Assessment Task 1
    DC activities / workspaces in class
Warehouse Management System   Simulated WMS in Excel Stage 3 - Role Play - Facility Design AT1 -  Layout, Flow & Zones 
WEEK 10    Picking Effectiveness  
    Storage media for safety and efficiency
Planning for Flow & Efficiency   MHE types and capabilities
WEEK 11    Communication Record Keeping  
    Tracking & Monitoring
CCRM, tracking and measurement   Performance Measures / Feedback loops
WEEK 12    Pareto Analysis Assessment Task 2 -
    Grouping by Customer / Characteristics / Velocity Inventory planning and tools 
Product Slotting - handling & picking   Data Analysis to support and test  
WEEK 13    Placement of key activities  
    Contingency Planning
Review of Activities   Receipts / Despatch and Order build functions
WEEK 14    Stocktakes  
    Cycle Counting
Cycle Counting & KPIs   KPIs definitions/ Performance meauring
WEEK 15    Completing Reviews and Audits Assessment Task 3 -
    Performance criteria for operations Post Implementation Review and Establishment of Reporting - Portfolio
Post Implementation Review   How to report on success or otherwise  
WEEK 16    Review of the skills you have learned in the subject  
    How these translate to employability skills
Subject Overview & Careers    Job search and how to incorporate into a fine CV
WEEK 17      Resubmissions if necessary
Resubmits and alternate assessments    

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Access Course Overview

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Design a Facility for Effective use of Inventory – Role Play  


This role play and portfolio assessment is the first of three assessment tasks you need to complete satisfactorily, in order to be deemed competent for this unit.   

 This role play and portfolio assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to work in a team where you will design a distribution centre / warehouse facility from the perspective of Safety, Security and Efficiency.  

This will require you to gain and apply knowledge with respect to all legislation, various codes of practice and regulations. 

You will produce a variety of documents including high level facility maps and worksheets that will feature all of the results of your team’s work. These maps and worksheets will form be your submission, together with your answers to 8 knowledge questions. 

 In a defined part of this task, you will need to lead part of the discussion where you will be required to prioritise and coordinate your colleagues in the team, and this must be witnessed by your teacher. 

By putting yourself in the role of a SolveIT employee you are working as a part of the DELs (Distribution, Engineered Logistics Solutions) Team. 

 After you have completed all of the tasks, you will have the foundational knowledge required to undertake Assessment Tasks 2 & 3. 


Assessment Task 2 - Inventory planning and tools 


This assessment is the second of three assessment tasks you need to complete satisfactorily, in order to be deemed competent for this unit.

This assessment will enable you to develop skills in building tools to analyse and collect data. These tools will enable you to undertake primary inventory and record collecting data and analysis.

Assessment Task 3 - Post Implementation Review and Establishment of Reporting - Portfolio 


This portfolio assessment task is the third of three assessment tasks you need to complete satisfactorily, in order to be deemed competent for this cluster.   

This portfolio assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to report on and assess the performance of an operation at the post implementation stage.  

You will be expected to complete two reports.  

  • Form 1 - Post Implementation Review Form 
  • Form 2 - Weekly CCOP Report 

After you have completed both reports, you are ready to submit these for Assessment 3. 

Assessment Matrix

The competency assessment map that maps all the assessment tasks is available on CANVAS

Other Information

This subject is a stand alone unit

Course Overview: Access Course Overview